Instructables: exploring - woodworking - furniture Sun, 29 Nov 2015 06:36:34 PST BLOX v1.01 A Barrel-Style Wine Rack - A 2x4 project
A Barrel-Style Wine Rack - A 2x4 project - More DIY How To Projects]]> MightyWood This year I decided to join a 2x4 Contest. But what to make? I always had a wine rack on my list. Not for myself, but something nice I can give away. Unfortunately I was a little late and had to rush a bit through this build. Creating A Sketchup Model First I had to make a sketchup model to ge...
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Wed, 18 Nov 2015 01:32:59 PST
Parametric TV Console
Parametric TV Console - More DIY How To Projects]]> HaldunK I designed this TV Console to keep all the peripherals out of sight. Most of the stuff that goes in it need ventilation and IR remote connectivity, hence the open / grilled design which eliminates the need for handles as well.I bought my first woodworking tool in June 2014 with no prior woodworking ...
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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 20:42:15 PST
Improve Table Saw Performance!
Improve Table Saw Performance! - More DIY How To Projects]]> WoodShopMike This article was originally posted to my website, Be sure to stop by my site for more DIYs, repairs, and projects & remember to subscribe! Now on with this Instructable!When you get past all the bells and whistles of some modern table saws, the machine is really quite simple....
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Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:15:50 PST
Simple Blanket Stand
Simple Blanket Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> tomatoskins I don't think that there is anyone on the planet that can refuse a warm blanket on a chili winter night. But what to do when everyone isn't relaxing and keeping warm? Do you just pile them up on the floor? No! Make your own blanket stand that will not only keep your blankets off the floor, but your ...
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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:45:25 PDT
Coffee Table Restoration
Coffee Table Restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> ConradBe I found an old coffee table with a lot of scratches and water damage in a junk heap. I was looking for a project at the time, and thought it might prove a decent challenge. In the end, it was a very easy job, requiring little more than patience.There was honestly no need for tools, other than to acc...
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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 15:14:10 PDT
Building a Tool cabinet
Building a Tool cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> magnolia24 Wear safety glasses and hearing protection. Always use straight boards and check for square after each step. Wipe off excess glue with a moist wipe. For the cabinet you'll need: 5 pieces of 1x4 @14.5 " 2 pieces of 1x4 @32 " For the door you'll need: 5 pieces of 1x2 @14.5" 2 pieces of 1x2 @32 " Also...
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Wed, 7 Oct 2015 18:50:43 PDT
Flat Pack Bookshelf (CNC Router)
Flat Pack Bookshelf (CNC Router) - More DIY How To Projects]]> patrick.rainsberry This is a fairly in depth step by step tutorial on using Fusion 360 to design a Flat-Pack bookshelf for manufacturing on a CNC router such as a ShopBot.It assumes a fairly basic knowledge of using Fusion 360.Much thanks to Martin and the rest of the Pier 9 staff for all the help and advice getting t...
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Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:25:22 PDT
A Footstool from Scrap Wood
A Footstool from Scrap Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> stannickel Over the years, I've accumulated lots of small pieces of lumber with the idea that someday they will be useful. Finally, I had enough and decided to try to use up some of pieces. My idea was to make porch furniture out of scrap lumber. Sort of like a crazy quilt where the quilters use scrap piece...
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Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:31:45 PDT
DIY Big Peg Board Shelving System
DIY Big Peg Board Shelving System - More DIY How To Projects]]> Matt2 Silver As part of my continuing effort to spruce up my current living quarters I decided to address one of the uglier, plainer walls in my kitchen with a fun and function Modern DIY Peg Board Wall Shelf. This is a great project that really adds interest to any space, and best of all, it can be rearranged ...
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Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:46:26 PDT
TV Stand With Cord Storage & Plans!
TV Stand With Cord Storage & Plans! - More DIY How To Projects]]> WoodShopMike This is a project I originally posted on my blog Stop by sometime and check out my other projects & tool reviews. Now, on to the tutorial!Before you get too far into the project, grab the TV Stand Plans from my site! There are just a few “rules” if you decide to build you're own. ...
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Fri, 18 Sep 2015 09:47:45 PDT
Raised Timber Pond with Waterfall and Bench
Raised Timber Pond with Waterfall and Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> SebElliott In this Instructable I will take you through how I designed and built a small raised pond with a capacity of roughly 300 litres, using 47x47mm sawn kiln-dried timber and 140mm wide decking boards. My design measures 1800 x 600mm on the pond side (including waterfall tower) and 1400 x 450mm on the be...
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Fri, 4 Sep 2015 06:38:07 PDT
How To Build a Small Dresser
How To Build a Small Dresser - More DIY How To Projects]]> darbinorvar This is a great looking small dresser which would be great to use as a nightstand, or wherever you need some more storage. It features three drawers and a beautiful wooden top. The base and the drawers are built with framing lumber and plywood, and painted white. This is a great example of a very us...
By: darbinorvar

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:27:06 PDT
upcycled bedside cabinets
upcycled bedside cabinets - More DIY How To Projects]]> katielong I recently decided to try to 'upcycle' furniture, after being inspired by several images on the internet. In the attic, I found two bedside cabinets, formerly an office desk that had been cut into two. Here is how it turned out... Sanding, sanding and more sanding Firstly, I completely sanded bot...
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:22:19 PDT
Tension Series - Garden Bench
Tension Series - Garden Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> barclay5426 Following on from my Floating Bed, here's my latest prototype furniture piece... Portal Bench. A seating bench made for interior or exterior use. An off-axis loop connects to two legs, each of which is hand carved (with some help from an angle grinder) into a flowing shape. Steam bent feet and sl...
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:21:48 PDT
Dog wash station
Dog wash station - More DIY How To Projects]]> duresti My wife is a dog groomer and she was tired of working out of our garage and wanted her own building. We decided to purchase her a building and we were in luck, a closed hair salon building was for sale. She needed a wash basin for different size dogs. The ones for sale were over $1,500 dollars so I ...
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:25:54 PDT
Bamboo garden table and chairs renovation
Bamboo garden table and chairs renovation - More DIY How To Projects]]> AhmtalyatlyTR Come together in a will renew your old bamboo furniture fill it ! Step 1:Material list of what we need List;1 - Acrylic Paints2- Large and Small Brush 3- paint thinner to clean the stain 4- Glove 5- Paint Bucket 6- Bamboo Furniture7- plastic clip ( if any damage to repair your bamboo ) Step 2:P...
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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 06:13:56 PDT
Fruit Basket from Pallet Wood
Fruit Basket from Pallet Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dominic Bender Need a place to store your fruits and vegetables? All you need is some pallet wood! And watch my video. It has rolling produce in it... Well, actually, here is what you need:Materials: Pallet wood. Kinda obvious. A word on that, though - I know there are ways out there to take a pallet apart comple...
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 13:55:33 PDT
Dovetail Desk (Steel into Wood)
Dovetail Desk (Steel into Wood) - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeandlauren I made this desk out of scrap wood from my lumber yard and 1 inch square steel tube from home depot. I used a homemade circular saw jig to cut faux metal dovetails into the wood to join the steel. Solid Top You could start with any top you'd like. I happen to find all of these cypress scraps f...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 08:38:58 PDT
DIY Simple Modern Desk
DIY Simple Modern Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> darbinorvar This is a very simple and modern looking desk. It's made out of plywood, with a stained top and painted legs. It's lightweight, easy to disassemble and very affordable to build. It would be perfect as a student's desk, in a cool modern office, or if you're looking to incorporate a stylish work space...
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 17:14:59 PDT
Kerf Cutting Timber
Kerf Cutting Timber - More DIY How To Projects]]> nickpolansky Kerf Cutting Timber is the process by which kerf cut lines are used to program bending, stretching, and warping in hardwood timber. This instructable walks through an exploration of material and process to make solid wood take on new physical properties. The research was done during an artist reside...
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Mon, 11 May 2015 17:11:03 PDT
Simple round tenon table saw jig.
Simple round tenon table saw jig. - More DIY How To Projects]]> jpayne21 I've been wanting to try my hand at building rustic furniture out of logs for some time now. I don't have much money to spend on buying the metal tenon cutters available on the internet so I decided to build a simple round tenon jig for use on my table saw.I'll show you how I built mine. Laying ou...
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Fri, 8 May 2015 13:50:32 PDT
How To Make Furniture
How To Make Furniture - More DIY How To Projects]]> MixmasterFred So you tried building Ikea furniture and now your relationship is in jeopardy because you don't read sweedish, because of all the arguing over why are there so many parts left? Your girlfriend kept saying she could just call her father and he could come help you out and you answering NO DAMMIT! I ca...
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:48:45 PDT
DIY Making Beeswax Polish for Furniture
DIY Making Beeswax Polish for Furniture - More DIY How To Projects]]> darbinorvar Beeswax polish is great to use on a lot of different projects, no matter whether you're finishing furniture, protecting metal tools or making wooden drawers slide easier. Suffice to say, having some beeswax polish on hand is definitely a good idea! There are lots of different ways you can make beesw...
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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 00:12:47 PDT
Rustic End Table
Rustic End Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd This End Table matches the shelf from a few weeks ago – see last step. As with the shelf, the design is simple, easy to make and is relatively low cost (under $25). Video of the build: Tools/Materials Tools:Table or Miter SawDrill/BitsTape measureSanderMaterials:2" x 12" x 4' (x1) *A 2x12 shou...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:14:03 PDT
Pallet Wood Laptop Riser
Pallet Wood Laptop Riser - More DIY How To Projects]]> isavedalex Thank you for checking out my first ever instructable!The idea for this project came from a pain in my neck. I found that working for long periods of time on my laptop sitting down at a desk was causing me to adopt a very bad posture which turned to neck ache. So I decided to try and make something ...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:38:55 PDT
Lazy Susan turntable - Cheapo & super easy to make .
Lazy Susan turntable - Cheapo & super easy to make . - More DIY How To Projects]]> Frankyfly Do you need a turntable for your panoramic photography , your showcase , or just for your kitchen corner cabinet or for your workshop ?You can make one yourself using few tools and spending almost nothing ;-) .You do not need ball bearings , marbles , or expensive hardware.It takes about an hour ...
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Sat, 7 Mar 2015 18:06:24 PST
Rustic Book Shelf or TV stand
Rustic Book Shelf or TV stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd My son designed and built this shelf to match a desk design which he built earlier (shown in last step). This is a simple design, easy to make and is relatively low cost (under $50). As with the desk, the design is very beefy and should hold up to any abuse you would like to throw at it. Also, the...
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:55:29 PST
Recycle a chair into a stool
Recycle a chair into a stool - More DIY How To Projects]]> Amaries Make a brand new stool out of old chairs. See how it's works How it all started In the basement of the school where I work, I found a bunch of old chairs ready to be disposed. That would be a waste of material so I took the wooden parts and made a brand new stool. The seat is fixed with bolt and ...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:32:25 PST
Make Ammo Box Drawer Fronts For Your Cabinets
Make Ammo Box Drawer Fronts For Your Cabinets - More DIY How To Projects]]> AdventuresInDIY Don't be satisfied with regular looking drawer fronts. See how to make those cabinets look like the tops of ammo boxes. The drawer fronts can be made from scrap or pallet wood and the handles are made from inexpensive bar steel.MaterialsFor this project I used: Weathered tongue and groove 2x6 dou...
By: AdventuresInDIY

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:07:01 PST
Wooden flatpack stool
Wooden flatpack stool - More DIY How To Projects]]> Trochilidesign During my study in Sydney we were asked to design and make a wooden stool inspired by the Ulmer Hocker, designed by Max Bill in 1954. Since I was on an exchange in Sydney for just 6 months I immediately thought of something I could bring back to my homecountry in my suitcase. Freighting a solid timb...
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 07:01:42 PST
Simple Sturdy Low Cost Furniture
Simple Sturdy Low Cost Furniture - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrianE2 This Instructable will show how to build simple, low cost, sturdy, wood furniture that can look good and last for a long time. I recommend reading through the entire Instructable before you begin. I am not a professional wood worker and some of my methods/materials may highlight this fact. I have ...
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Wed, 4 Feb 2015 02:46:50 PST
Storage bed
Storage bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> lyraleperformer this is a bed I made recently to try to maximize the space in my tiny apartment bedroom. Instead of making a wardrobe or buying a similar storage bed at Ikea (that I know will fall apart relatively quickly and would cost me more) I decided to make one. Now most of these instructions aren't going to ...
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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:56:09 PST
INCREASE THE SIZE OF YOUR WOOD - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Make the size of your wood 2 times bigger. 3 times bigger. Wait, how about an even more amazing 4 times bigger, guaranteed. And sustainable too! Learn the astonishing secret to enlarging your wood now. Do you LACK* something? Use enhancing techniques to extend the strength and performance of your w...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:47:10 PST
kitchen table (wooden)
kitchen table (wooden) - More DIY How To Projects]]> liam_atkins I made this kitchen table to fit 10 men, I made it with 3, 4x4 fence post and 4 reclaimed scaffolding boards To make the legs to make 1 leg will use just 1 postcut two pieces at 26 inches long on a 15 degree anglecut one piece 14 inch long on a 15 degrees angle on both ends this will be used for ...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 12:44:47 PST
Newport Patio Chair
Newport Patio Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> JD GOLDBERG I designed this chair last summer. I felt like designs I had done in the past looked like small tables with a backrest, so I set out to fix that. This chair is made from clear vertical grain western red cedar. The entire piece is built with mortise and tenon construction. I had recently purcha...

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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:34:23 PST
Mission Style Cocktail Table
Mission Style Cocktail Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> JD GOLDBERG I made this beautiful piece to pay tribute to the artisans and furniture makers that came before me. As a child growing up in Northern California, class trips to the very mission's that inspired these pieces over a hundred years ago were common. The simple yet striking architecture had a dramatic im...

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Fri, 26 Dec 2014 02:56:03 PST
Strata Bench / Fabrication / Part 3 of 3
Strata Bench / Fabrication / Part 3 of 3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> ADintheStudio This project is an exploration into form and workflows - a combination of using manual hand skills, computer aided design (CAD), and digital fabrication techniques - to create a sculptural and functional bench made from stacked and carved plywood. Part 1 - DesignPart 2 - Scale ModelIn Part 3 - Fab...
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:26:32 PST
Magnetic Key Ring Holder
Magnetic Key Ring Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> bubal How to make a magnetic keyring holder with a piece of wood and five neodymium disc magnets. It is very easy to build and very convenient.
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:37:16 PST
Glow table
Glow table - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus Really light up your next dinner party with a table that glows in the dark!Photoluminescent (glow) powder mixed with clear casting resin fills the naturally formed voids in Pecky Cypress hardwood, creating a unique and stunning table. The glow powder charges up in sunlight and emits a cool blue glow...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 11:52:37 PST
60s Style TV Console
60s Style TV Console - More DIY How To Projects]]> jparr This is an Instructable for a 60s Style TV Console I've been making for the past few months. It was my second big woodworking project and it's great for a beginning woodworker and allows you to learn essential techniques like using machinery, joinery, routing and cabinet hardware installation. Ma...
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 15:00:33 PST
DIY Standing Lamp w/ Shelves
DIY Standing Lamp w/ Shelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> darbinorvar If you want to try you hand at making a lamp this is a really great and simple project that combines a lamp with a piece of furniture. Storage shelves are always in demand and pairing that with a lamp makes a lot of sense. This written tutorial is a companion to the video to make the whole process e...
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:35:14 PST
Technique: Wooden Nuts & Bolts
Technique: Wooden Nuts & Bolts - More DIY How To Projects]]> JON-A-TRON Thought nuts and bolts were strictly made of metal? Nope! Make your own and you're well on your way to fastener-free furniture. Tools & Materials • Hardwood Dowels and Boards: I used 1 1/2" red oak dowels and 2"X10" ash lumber.•Linseed oil•Woodthreading Kit, 1-1/2" x 6 TPI ($50 on Amazon) Tap t...

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:18:01 PST
Simple Recliner
Simple Recliner - More DIY How To Projects]]> MaxM2 Do you fidget in chairs? Do you have a sore back sometimes? Maybe your chair is not the right shape for you. With these instructions you can make a chair that fits your specific body. You only need hand tools, screws, and some lumber. Take a picture of yourself Lean back against something soft, ...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:10:12 PST
Restoring a damaged table edge
Restoring a damaged table edge - More DIY How To Projects]]> gregorio626 The top is subject to more general wear and tear than other areas of a table, especially if they are used for meals or children draw at them. Scratches, dents, and stains are commonplace, and other problems can frequently occur with table tops warping, , splitting, and damaged decorative edges. Fret...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:19:48 PDT
scrap ends table
scrap ends table - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus It might be hard to believe, but this attractive end grain table was made almost entirely with scrap wood. It looks amazing and is easy to make as it doesn't matter the size or of the scrap wood you use, or that you aren't precise with your cuts. The only parts of this project I bought were a 3' ...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:42:23 PDT
DIY Live Edge Clock
DIY Live Edge Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> shazni I love live edge furniture, but unfortunately not all can easily get access to raw slabs of live edge wood. Also if you need large circles of's not always possible unless you live next to a saw mill and they are very willing to cut it for you!Well, I wanted a live edge coffee table, but...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:40:45 PDT
Foldable Stool-Step [UPDATED]
Foldable Stool-Step [UPDATED] - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi Lately I helped a friend to design a foldable stool-step. Those brilliant pieces of furniture were very common in Italy in last century, but it seems that lately they are not considered trendy and you don't see them often. In any case they are so suitable that I designed three models with small vari...
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:55:34 PDT
Coat-rack with sliding shoe drawers
Coat-rack with sliding shoe drawers - More DIY How To Projects]]> davidnhutch My wife was going crazy with having nowhere to put coats and shoes. She showed me a few pictures of handy coat-racks and shoe-racks and we designed and made one together that is easy to make (it was our first real project in the Techshop San Jose woodshop! if we can make it, anyone can!), cute, and ...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:39:38 PDT
Vintage Inspired Slat Table/Bench
Vintage Inspired Slat Table/Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> jturner44 This is my tutorial for building a vintage inspired slat table/bench. Inspired by the Nelson slat tables, these are made from all types of wood, teak being the most common. This one is made from poplar, available at most big box stores and sold by the linear foot. During this tutorial we're going to...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:31:32 PDT
Superhero Kids Bench
Superhero Kids Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> AmateurHour A friend of mine wanted a bench for her sons who just happen to like the superheroes Ironman, Hulk, and Spiderman. I couldn't resist the opportunity to combine my longtime fondness of painting with my new skills in woodworking and naturally I also had to make an instructable.Materials:2x3x8ft lumbe...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:26:27 PDT